Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive way

Most families these days rarely get a chance to sit down and savour a homemade meal on a daily basis due to busy schedules to get all the work done. A child’s diet is inconvenienced due to lack of proper preparation or consuming a lot of takeout/ready-to-eat food, which can be unhealthy. This tends to […]

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Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s health

What a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have ‘profound implications for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before conception,’ they warned in a trio of studies. The findings, reported in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, should heighten awareness of ‘preconception risk factors,’ […]

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'Be your children's friend to understand them better'

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

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Five early symptoms of pneumonia parents must watch out for

For new parents, it is often difficult to comprehend and manage the health concerns their newborns. There are two factors to help deal with the illnesses in the infants; first is to understand the problem through knowledge, and the second is to stay calm and composed during the ordeal. While it is difficult to understand […]

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Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerous

The world greets new born babies by bombarding them with everything from dust to disease-causing microbes. Babies can deftly parry exposures to certain harmful substances, thanks to antibodies passed onto them in the womb. But this kind of inherited immunity is short-lived, so a child must develop her own immune system response to combat life-threatening […]

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Parents, beware! Keep a watch on your children when they burst crackers

Vinay Kaney, a 14-year-old Thane resident suffered from a major eye injury while he was bursting firecrackers. He was admitted to JJ Hospital, where doctors immediately started treatment upon him. Dr Tatyarao Lahane, a Padmashri awardee and ophthalmologist, said, “When the child was bursting firecrackers, due to the impact of the burst a small stone […]

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No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministry

Amidst the chaos and confusion in the minds of parents regarding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the union health ministry has now directed the states to first and foremost to quell the doubts of parents which the parents are having. The state Health department will start the MMR vaccination drive from November 25 […]

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What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?

Children are the apple of their parent’s eyes and for many, their sense of pride and joy. From conception itself, the children serve as a means of completing their parent’s unfulfilled dreams and wishes. The parent-child bond the purest, strong and enduring connections between two people, which lasts a lifetime. Let’s take a look at […]

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